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“Eat light to save room for dinner”

Vermilion Restaurant
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Ranked #17 of 833 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Fayette St.
Transit: King St. Metro Station Using the King Street Trolley, get off at the Fayette St. Stop coming in either direction.
Description: Vermilion features Chef William Morris' menu of Contemporary American cuisine. Complimenting Chef Morris' menu is Vermilion's wine list, named one of the top wine lists in the country by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. Combining a charming location in Old town Alexandria with stylized design and atmosphere, Vermilion represents a bit of downtown sophistication: from the exposed brick in the upstairs dining room to the overstuffed pillows in the lounge downstairs, Vermilion holds something for all tastes.
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Had a lovely bottle of yeasty, dry champagne in the fun "red" lounge area. It was a little loud in the bar area, but felt like we were in a happening location. We were moved upstairs for dinner -- much quieter, though it was still busy. The Restaurant Week menu was generous and enticing. I had the endive salad -- loved the tart pomegranate counterpoint to the goat cheese, the insanely tender pork cheeks with black lentils, and the chocolate hazelnut tart -- so rich, recommended sharing! All beautifully executed, and delicious. Special kudos to Jay, the sommelier who recommended the champagne and one of the best wines I've ever tasted 2015 Domaine Du Meix Foulot Mercurey

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Thank Sheila B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you're looking for that special night out, this is not the place to go. But if you want an average meal, I guess this is as good as any. There were not many other diners, so at least there was not a noise issue to deal with.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We were out shopping and running errands and stopped for a bite to eat. It was a Saturday late morning early afternoon so the brunch menu was still available. They have different fruit juice mimosas and a killer SPICY Bloody Mary. It was good but you better like it hot. There was only 1-2 other tables in there so it was quiet. The bar was neat and looked aged. We’d never been in here seems like a cool cocktail spot. We got the salmon eggs Benedict and the spicy chicken sandwich. The food came out quick and the waiter was friendly. I was a little miffed to see the chicken was a deep fried patty. The menu didn’t specify. Would definitely try it again.

Thank DoctorCP
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's the usual --omelettes, grits. There is cheese in every brunch dish. The locale is charming and in-town, so it's fine to start an afternoon of walking around historic Alexandria. Probably a better dinner option. Almost empty on the Sunday I was there,

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Thank BJaneH
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Headed here with a large group of people and was rather disappointed. While I enjoyed my meal several of the others in my party did not. The server we had was very unfriendly and at times rude. For the amount this meal cost I expected a lot more. Will not be returning nor recommending it to others.

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Thank Alice C
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